FleetBroadband Range

FleetBroadband - Satellite Internet and Phone

FleetBroadband service is global (except for polar regions)

FleetBroadband service is global with any service plan. Moving into different satellite coverage areas requires no user interaction and does not interrupt service, giving you worry-free connectivity.


Key Features

  • High-speed internet connectivity that works just like terrestrial networks.

  • Operates on any vessel type.

  • No special requirements for installation (even self-installation).

  • Self-contained. Requires only power and a clear view of the sky.

  • Works with standard corded or cordless phones. Terminal jack is assigned a phone number.

  • Easy to operate. No complicated networking. No IT specialist to keep it functioning.

  • SMS messaging and ISDN services are supported.

  • Multiple lines supported (up to nine) for a one-time activation fee.

  • Server-side firewall controls - user-defined whitelist/blacklist - free from Ground Control

  • Highly reliable, whatever the weather. FBB L-Band antennas operate very well in severe weather and rough seas.

  • Worldwide, unbroken, ocean-to-ocean coverage.

SAILOR 150 FleetBroadband

The flexible global connectivity and voice solution

Compact, lightweight, easy to install and affordable communication system that provides reliable internet access, email and multiple voice lines

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SAILOR 150 FleetBroadband

With SAILOR 150 FleetBroadband you always have a 150 kbps data connection available, so you can receive weather data and charts, or submit reports to shore at the same time as making calls or sending text messages.


SAILOR 250 FleetBroadband

With data speeds up to 284 kbps from a compact, lightweight and simple to install antenna, SAILOR 250 FleetBroadband is the perfect balance between performance and price.

SAILOR 250 FleetBroadband

The high-performance, affordable global connectivity and voice solution

Get fast data connectivity and voice simultaneously, allowing you to run online operational systems

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SAILOR 500 FleetBroadband

The ultimate global broadband connectivity and voice solution

A solution designed specifically for vessels and platforms with demanding requirements for connectivity

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SAILOR 500 FleetBroadband

The SAILOR 500 FleetBroadband meets the critical needs for voice and data communication of maritime and offshore professionals globally but despite its power, is a compact, lightweight solution

Mapping Ocean Fronts with Robotic Fleets

Anywhere Connectivity

With FleetBroadband, once the antenna and controller are mounted, you just turn it on. In seconds, you can connect to the internet and make crystal-clear calls simultaneously. You may connect one or more computers to the network, or connect a wireless router to provide service to authorized in-range devices, such as smartphones and iPads.

Use a standard corded or cordless phone and make or receive calls from anywhere. You can even have a local number from almost any location. FleetBroadband may be operated by anyone globally without licensing or certification.


Sailor FB500


The Sailor FB500 exterior antenna measures 2' feet in diameter by 2.1' feet in height. (605mm x 630mm).

Sailor FB500


Also included with the Sailor FB500 is the transceiver, one IP handset with cradle, software & manuals, a FB Sim Card, Ethernet cable, and a short power cable. (Not shown is the 25 meter antenna cable. Please refer to the FB Installation Manual for details.)

Sailor FB250 & FB500

Transceiver ports

The Sailor FB250 or FB500 transceiver ports (from right to left) are L-Band, Antenna, Phone 1 (RJ-11), Phone 2 (RJ-11), ISDN, 4 LAN Ports with POE, DC Input Port, IO Port, Power Switch, and Grounding Stud. Detailed information is in the FB Installation Manual


Sim Card slot

The Sim Card slot is just above the ISDN port. It is the Sim Card that holds the account information of the Fleet Broadband terminal. More than on Sim Card may be used to to have as a backup in case the primary card suspends.

Sailor FB250 & FB500

Ethernet ports

There are 4 Ethernet ports on the back of the FB250 or FB500 Transceiver that are POE (Power over Ethernet) capable for connecting such items as in IP camera.

Sailor FB500


The bottom of the Sailor 500



Ground Control offers a easy mounting solutions for your FleetBroadband system.


Pole top mounting kit

This is a pole top mounting kit $319.69 from Thrane. It fits the outer diameter of a 48.3 to 52mm pole


IP Handsets

The IP Handsets of the Sailor systems plug directly into an available Ethernet port . However you may connect ANY standard wired or wireless phone to the RJ-11 phone jack.


Full-color display

Shown is the full-color display of the IP Phone handset.



Fleetbroadband antennas use "L-band" which is a very long wavelength and operates very well in heavy rain compared to the Ku-band and C band satellite dish systems.


Corporate data

Accessing important corporate data at any time is no longer an ordeal. Broadband speeds of up to 432Kbps, and crystal clear global calling simultaneously.

Sailor FB250

Weather and ship data

This fishing boat uses an FB250 for accessing weather maps and sister ship data.


Wired or wireless phones

FleetBroadband calling is as easy as picking up the phone, hearing dial tone, and calling anyone on the planet. You may use any standard wired or wireless phone.


Engineer controls

This engineer controls video cameras and transfers the images to corporate for analysis.


Simple & reliable

No complicated connectivity, and no IT specialist required. Fleetbroadband is simple, reliable, phone & Internet on the open ocean.